1) Stay Informed. Contact your local chapter. You’ll get information updates on legislative items of interest as well as chapter activities. Click here for Local Chapter contact information.
2) Get involved. Come to a Chapter meeting, a Key Campaign Rally or Unity Dinner. Your Chapter may also have informal meetings with local legislators, or an email list or other distribution which can keep you informed about meetings, workshops and other events.
3) Contact your Alaska House and Senate representatives. Choose a Key Campaign Platform Priority or recommendation, tell them how it impacts you or those you know and why it’s important. Use POMs (Public Opinion Messages) at the Legislative Information Offices, or send emails, faxes, write a letter, call — whatever method works best for you. The legislators need input from the people they represent in order to make the best decisions for our state. Your opinion matters when you tell someone who can act on it! Click here to download the POM form. Or, Contact your legislators directly. Find contact information on the Alaska State Legislative website by putting in your address.
4) Speak up. There are opportunities to speak to small informal groups of legislators. The annual fly-in to Juneau during the annual Key Campaign period is another chance to make your voice heard in person. The Key Coalition offers help in preparing for legislative meetings, and scholarships may be available to defray some travel expenses. Contact your local chapter to find out more.
5) Make a donation to your local chapter or help with fundraising projects. The Key Coalition is completely volunteer-run. We have no paid employees and no office site. However, advocacy activities themselves do cost money – permits for rallies, rental of PA equipment, postcards for people to fill out and send in, hosting legislative education forums, not to mention defraying travel expenses to Juneau for those who need a little help with the cost. Please contact your local chapter president.
Please note that Key Coalition of Alaska is 501(c)(4) non-profit working to promote social welfare, and donations to such organizations are not considered charitable contributions for tax purposes.